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Good old days in the Ortonville area Hamann-Seidell vows SUNSET ON BIG STONE LAKE, ORTONVILLE. This is the way the old pier used to look back in 1920. Postcard photo from Irene Jurgens. 10 YEARS AGO Dec. 7, 1988 AI's Color Body Repair and Refmish will have a grand opening this Friday located in the basement of H & H Car Care across from Min-Dak Beverage. Jim Van Arsdale is the new pastor at the Artichoke Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is from Fergus Falls. Tom Oakes has assumed duties as of Dec. !st, as man- ager and sales person at the new insurance agency at Minnwest Bank. Ortonville's new clerk- administrator, Maureen Laughlin began her duties Monday. Ruth Hoernemann was fea- tured in the Employee of the Week for Ortonville Area Health Services. A boy was born to Mr. and I II  iii Mrs. Galen Mueller of Ortonville at the Ortonville Hospital. 25 YEARS AGO Nov. 28, 1973 Jack Chesley is the new manager at Larabee's Furniture in Ortonville. He is from North Dakota and had formerly worked at Larabee's Furniture in Watertown, SD. $1,480, were raised at the recent supper held to raise money for the new band uni- forms. Virginia Bunting and Ardelle LaCombe were fea- tured in the Know Your Teacher series. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hermans of Milbank, SD. 50 YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1948 A formal dedication of the II I new church parsonage of the Grace Lutheran Church of Correil filled the church to capacity last Sunday. A new game warden, J.A. GilberLn of Lanesboro began duties recently. He replaces Lyle Sutton who recently accepted a new lx)sition. Five baby girls were born in the Ortonville Hospital Sunday. It included twin girls born to Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bakeberg of Odessa, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Weeding of f DOWN MEMORY'S LANE From the Files of The Ortonville )ddeoendet Big Stone City, a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Knutson of Ortonville and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Reese of Milbank. Other births during the week were a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Street of Nassau and a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Adelman of Bellingh,'un. 70 YEARS AGO Dec. 6, 1928 Work is being completed on the remodeling of the Palace Care. It is under the ownership and management of J.C. Jacobsou and C.E. Wiley. Oscar's Grocery Store is being remodeled this week. "Belle of Barcelona" promises to attract a full house at the Orpheum theater on Dec. 7th. J.D. Ros hat been chosen as Sergeant of Arms of the Minnesota Hou for a cond term. This column sponsored in part by (320) 839-3820 Hwy. 75 Noah Odonville, MN 56278 J Ortonville news Gall Maxwell, Phone 839-2207 George and Ruth Van Hale had Thanksgiving dinner at their grandson Thomas Herberg's in rural Beardsley. Gladys Strobel of Clinton visited Syl Pinkert on Thursday, Nov. 19th. Ron Pinkert visited his mother Syl Pinkert on Friday, Nov. 20th. Wednesday, Nov. 25th Syl Pinkert was an overnight guest of her sister- in-law Judy"Strege and Judy's husband Charles of Madison. Syl returned home on Thanksgiving Day. Friends and relatives helped Margie Monson celebrate her 89th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Margie Monson went to a very nice Thanksgiving dinner at Dennis Block's Thursday afternoon. Many relatives were also there. Joel Sorbel and Rose Van Stralen enjoyed a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner at the Lakeside Apartmen.ts. Kenny and Clarissa Gruneieh treated Joel Sorbel and Rose Van Little Rock, IA were at the Jack Gable's for the Thanksgiving weekend. Thanksgiving Day guests at the Carol Asche home at Nassau were Jerry and Alma Jorgenson; Wayn"e and Fran Jorgenson of St. Cloud; Ardell Lesti of Gaithersburg, MD; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wildung of Nassau; Mr. Stralen for breakfast at Hilltop and Mrs. Reid Wildung of Brookings, Wednesday, Nov. 25th. Later in the SD; Emma Luecker of Watertown, day Joel and Rose went for pie and SD; Steve Asche of Fargo and Jill coffee. Mr. and Mrs. Brian Goetsch of Dassel, Delores Goetsch, and Dale Hopkins were all Thanksgiving Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Giese. Orlend and Irene Mathison spent Thanksgiving Day with their daughter Deb Peterson and her husband George, and family at Canby. Lillian Danielson spent Thanksgiving Day at the Craig Danielson home, her grandson, along with several relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ver Meer from Dean and Whitney of Maple Grove. Friday evening, Nov. 27th dinner guests at the Jerry Jorgenson home were Ardell Lesti of Gaithersburg, MD; Jill Dean and Whitney of Maple Grove; Steve Asche of Fargo, ND; and Carol and Jane Amhe of Nassau. Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stelling from Tacoma, WA spent from Sunday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 27th at Mrs. Stellings parents Blis and Ernest C, erjets. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gerjets and their family, Connie Foster, Kay Sol all of Brookings, and Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stelling spent Thanksgiving Day with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gerjets. Thanksgiving guests at the Ken Berg home were their daughter Karl& Karla's husband Jerry Ame, and also their children Jerry, 3r., Allison, and Lind.say. Eric, Jenny and her fiance Sid were home for the Thanksgiving weekend. New niece for Krogsrud children Kent, David, and Amanda Krog.,a'ud would like to announce the birth of their niece, Danica Elizabeth Gibb. Danica was born Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998 to proud parents Donna and David Gibb III. She weighed 6 lb. 4 oz. and measured 19 inches long, and joins her two brothers, Kristopher and Nicholas, at home in Moorhead. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Stan Krogsrud of Bellingham. Paternal grandparents are Jane and David Gibb II of Moorhead. Maternal great-grandmothers are Dorothy Krogsrud of Correll and Lillian Thielke of Big Stone City, SD. Paternal great-grandparents are Mary and David Gibb of Fargo, ND and Dorothy and Bill Armstrong of Grafton, ND. Hanging Greens Sunday at Clinton Methodist Clinton United Methodist's Church Annual Service of "Hanging the Greens" will take place next Sunday, Dec. 6th at the regular worship time of 11 am. There will be a special closing of this unique service that wiU warm our hearts and spirits. Please come and share in this time of worship and celebration together. Bring a friend or a whole family that together we might lift up the name of Christ together!!! r .L Lori Hamann and Ritchie Seidell were married July 11, 1998, in Trinity Lutheran Church at Ortonville. The Rev. George A. Krueger officiated at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Leroy and Patricia Hamann of Ortonville, and Carolina Seidell of Watertown S.D., formerly of Big Stone City, S.D, and the late Edmond Seidell The bride was escorted by her father. She wore a white satin v-neck gown with heart shaped keyholes and hanging pearls in back. It had a basque waist, short sleeves and cathe- dral train with heavy beading and lace cutouts throughout skirt and train. Maid of honor was Cam Chase, Clinton, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jodi Seidell, Watertown, Sister-in-law of the groom; and Wendi Pistorius, Browns Valley, cousin of the bride. Flower girl was Kayla Holker, of the bride. Personal attendants Paulsen, Clinton, and Big Stone City, cousins Best man was Watertown, brother of Groomsmen were Brian Ortonville, cousin of the Craig Backstrand, Becket, the groom. Ring bearer was Seidell, Watertown, groom. Ushers were Harvey Watertown, Brent Hasslen, Ortonville, the groom. Pat Kunz was organist Zehringer was soloist. A reception and Dance at the Big Stone After a trip to St. reside in Big Stone City, 1- 10x13 (Wall Photo) 1 - 8x 10 $12.00 DUe 2- 5x7 Pick 2- 3x5 16- King Size Wallets  2 8- Regular Size Wallets AT Liebe Drug 146 NW 2nd OrtonvUle, MN Fri. & Sat., Dec. 4 & 5 PHOTO HOURS: Fri. 10-1 & 2-6, Sot. 10-1 & 2-5 Group cl 99 per ,w, During this promotion you will receive 4 FREE 3X5's with each 812q9 package purchased. AUXILIARY BUYS FLAGS FOR CLASSROOMS. The VFW Auxiliary for Post #3964 of Ortonville recently purchased new classroom flags for all elementary classrooms that were in need of a new flag. Pictured above Is Liz Johnson's fourth grade class displaying the eight new flags. Following the picture: flags were distrib. uted to those classrooms in need, including replacing one flag so old it still conta,ned only 48 stars. Jo00 Songs of oy The OHS Music Department invites you to its annual Christmas Concert Nn ADMISSION TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 1998 Ortonville High School Audi Six Choirs from Jr. and Sr. High plus Four Ensembles Pte00 use north entrance to high school Page 8  INDEPENDENT Tuesday, Dec.